There are sweaters and then there are ugly sweaters. For some people there is not much of a difference between both these categories. But, for people who are sweater aficionados there is a glaring difference between these two. Most of the times, the ugly sweaters are reserved for the festive times of the year. Christmas for instance, is famous for the array of ugly pullovers and sweaters that it introduces lovingly to all those who celebrate it. At the end of the day, everyone eventually wears them even those who loathe them.
There is something incredibly joyous about receiving an ugly sweater as a present and for some reason this particular piece of clothing holds a humorous air about it. You can never really look ugly in an ugly sweater and the sheer irony of this situation is what has acquired the item such a large acclaim. Sometimes these are accompanied with a fancy hat to go with it as well. Other times, fancy (or rather ugly) slippers or even pants are paired with the sweaters.
The best thing about these sweaters is the fact that you can pair them with just about any other item of clothing (or none at all *winks*) and you would be a sight for sore eyes. Of course that is not meant with any form of malicious intent (clearly). For those of you who are afraid or have not yet found it in themselves to wear these sweaters, here is a piece of advice: save the ugly ones for the holiday season.